How Well Do You Know Historical Figures? By Kelly McClandish Uncategorized April 14, 2017 Charles Darwin is most famous for his work on natural selection, the idea that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors. True False George Washington was an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. He later served as the third President of the United States. True False Alexander Graham Bell is known for inventing the lightbulb and the phonograph and held more than 1,000 patents for his inventions. True False Abraham Lincoln is best-known for ending slavery during the American Civil War in an act of moral indignation at the horrors of slavery in Southern states. True False Christopher Columbus and his sailors crossed the Atlantic Ocean, having no idea where they would land, and wound up discovering America. True False George Orwell is best known for the theory of relativity, which laid the basis for the release of atomic energy. He developed the "Special Theory of Relativity" in 1905. True False Plato laid the very foundations of Western philosophy and science. True False Leonard da Vinci was a leading artist and intellectual of the Italian Renaissance who is known for "The Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa." True False Mahatma Gandhi was the leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. He led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. True False Ernest Hemingway was famous for novels like "The Sun Also Rise," "A Farewell to Arms," and "The Man and the Sea," which won the 1952 Pulitzer. He also won the Nobel Prize in 1954. True False Orville Wright was an American aviation pioneer who was the first aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. True False Sigmund Freud was a physiologist, medical doctor, and father of psychoanalysis and is generally recognized as one of the most influential and authoritative thinkers of the 20th Century. True False Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Russian Revolution in 1917. True False J.K. Rowling is best known for fictional works, such as "The Screwtape Letters," "The Chronicles of Narnia," and "The Space Trilogy." True False Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is famously known for his "I Have a Dream" speech. True Flase Continue >> Share the quiz to show your results ! Facebook Facebook Just tell us who you are to view your results ! Show my results >> How Well Do You Know Historical Figures? I got %%score%% of %%total%% right Share your results: Facebook Facebook Twitter Google+ ↺ PLAY AGAIN ! Correct! Wrong!